MS KICK through SUSLA Continuing Education, hosted “Kids Kooking in the Kitchen”, with four local chefs from the Shreveport/Bossier Areas. During this summer camp, the participants learned the various tools needed to prepare the recipes, healthy recipes that are easily
replicated at home, and the importance of Food Safety in the kitchen.

The summer camp spanned over the Summer months with four sessions featuring a different Local Chef as the lead instructor for the cooking demonstrations. The chefs were Chef Melanie of Southern Suga by Mel, Chef Hardette of Us up North, Chef Blake Jackson of Whisk Dessert
Bar, and Chef Mark of ReMarkable Foods. Each chef brought their own uniqueness and style of cooking while emphasizing the importance of correct knife skills, utilizing fresh vegetables in the preparation of healthy meals, and providing cultural and historical backgrounds of the
dishes they were preparing during the Cooking demonstrations.

The campers appreciated the one on one experience with each Chef as it was shown through their eagerness to learn and enjoy the dishes that each prepared. “Kids close their ears to advice but, open their eyes to example. We as adults must show the right way and not just tell them. That’s not just for cooking recipes that’s for life recipes as well”, when asked what he felt the greatest take away from Kids Kooking in the Kitchen summer camp. The camp hosted over 20 kids from different backgrounds and was composed of boys and girls.

Monique Armand, Interim Executive Director for MS KICK spearheaded this summer camp with the assistance of Shannon Levingston of Continuing Education. For more information about upcoming kids cooking class, check out our website, follow us on Facebook MS KICK, and or contact us at